Nasa’s Hubble Space telescope captured Colorful Celestial Cloudscape in the Orion Nebula.
Nasa’s Hubble Space Telescope has yet again left people astonished with a stunning view of the vibrant celestial cloudscape in Orion Nebula. The telescope has captured the colorful region surrounding the newborn stars- Herbig-Haro object HH 505. According to Nasa, the Herbig-Haro object is a rare nebula that occurs when stellar winds or jets of gas ejected by a newborn star collide with the gas and dust around it at hundreds of miles per second, resulting in bright shock waves. In HH 505, these outflows erupt from the star IX Ori, which lies on the outskirts of the Orion Nebula around 1000 light-years away from Earth.
In the image captured by Hubble, the eruption of the gas and dust appears distorted into sinuous curves by their collision with the large-scale gas and dust flow from the core of the Orion Nebula. The image is captured by using Hubble’s Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS). As shared by Nasa, the Orion Nebula is brimming with intense ultraviolet radiation from bright young stars. Not only has Hubble successfully captured the shockwaves formed by the outflows, but the slower-moving currents of stellar material are also highlighted by this radiation. This allows astronomers to directly study jets and outflows.
What is Orion Nebula?
The Orion Nebula is a dynamic region of dust and gas where thousands of stars form. It is the closest region of massive star formation to Earth and hence, it has frequently been a target for the Hubble Space Telescope.
A few days back, Hubble treated skygazers with a breathtaking view of the star studded globular cluster NGC 6638 in the constellation Sagittarius. Nasa sharing the image said, “star-strewn observation highlights the density of stars at the heart of globular clusters, which are stable, tightly bound groups of tens of thousands to millions of stars.” The image was captured by Hubble’s Advanced Camera for Surveys and Wide Field Camera 3.